Trainings are given to teach groups, schools and communities about epilepsy and seizure response. They are offered in-person or virtually. A video training is located below.
Seizure Recognition & First Aid
This training is consistent with best practice guidelines issued by the CDC in compliance with the Illinois Seizure Smart School Act (2020). The training objectives are:
- Recognize common seizure types;
- Describe three seizure first aid steps to assist a student having a seizure;
- Recognize key factors that would make a seizure a medical emergency; and
- Describe ways to support students living with epilepsy.
To schedule an in-person or virtual training contact Ayesha Akhtar at Aakhtar@epilepsychicago.org.
TestimonialsWhat people are saying…
“I want to mention how wonderful it has been to have EFGC as a resource. When my door would close and procedures were not approved by my insurance, the Foundation stepped in to help.”
Rose, mother of a son living with epilepsy
“I know now that if you’re struggling, you just have to keep going. You need to find things that make you happy and someone who you can talk to who really understands and can help. I’m so thankful that I found that at the EFGC.”
“I hope that people continue to support Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago so that we and other families can continue to receive the comfort, support, knowledge, and empathy the organization provides as we seek ways to help protect our children and to manage the fear of not knowing when the next seizure will strike.”
Mother of a son living with epilepsy